Video Tutorial for Proven Stress Calculation

I often see young engineers who understand the information presented so far, but have great difficulty implementing the process. I was once the epitome of this engineer. The first time I was asked to analyze a structure, I couldn’t do it and turned to FEA. (That was the wrong decision)

The video below goes though, step by step, how to:

  • Setup the loads and moments
  • Determine where you should take sections
  • Calculate bending, torsion and shear
  • Combine stresses with Mohr’s Circle
  • Compare the stresses to the yield strength

This video should take a lot of the mystery out of the calculation process. The process is fairly universal and is readily applied to many different situations.

Corey Rasmussen

Corey is the Managing Director of the Mentored Engineer and owner of Rasmussen Designs. He received his BSME from Baylor University and holds a professional engineering license in North Carolina and Texas. He has been an engineer since 2002 with extensive experience in engineering design, fabrication and troubleshooting. He specializes in mobile equipment, hydraulic systems and machine design. He has two patents

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